Archive for October, 2010

The UK Swing Scene – Modern Jive

The popularity of the swing movement in the US in the 30s opened the door for many other styles of music throughout the world. The UK was no exception to this. One of the most popular movements to come from this in the UK was Modern Jive. This style of music is still popular today, [...]

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The Real Swing Era

With the popularity of jazz growing in clubs through the 20s, a new style popped up later in the decade. This new style of jazz featured edgier arrangements that pulled the brass and wind instruments in to the forefront of the music. This style also commonly used orchestrated music, leading to the name ‘big band [...]

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